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A narrowband, frequency-agile laser for optical interrogation of arrayed fiber optic sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-03-C-4146
Agency Tracking Number: 021NM-1655
Amount: $599,387.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF02-005
Solicitation Number: 2002.1
Solicitation Year: 2002
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2003-09-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-09-03
Small Business Information
910 Technology Blvd Suite K
Bozeman, MT 59718
United States
DUNS: 062674630
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gregg Switzer
 Principal Investigator
 (406) 522-0388
Business Contact
 Philip Battle
Title: V.P. Technology
Phone: (406) 522-0388
Research Institution

The VIRGINIA Class submarine employs the Light-Weight Wide Aperture Array (LWWAA) hull-mounted array of fiber-optic hydrophones that requires the use of high performance, narrowband lasers. In this Navy Phase II SBIR effort, a prototype laser for the LWWAA hull-array sensor will be developed using the frequency-stabilized semiconductor laser technology demonstrated during the Phase I effort. The specific objective of the Phase II effort will be to develop a master oscillator power amplifier based on a Bragg-stabilized semiconductor laser combined with a compact optical amplifier at 1319 nm that has suitable optical and mechanical characteristics for use in the hull-array sensor. The laser platform developed under this SBIR effort is readily adaptable to other useful wavelengths such as 1550 nm for use in the next generation of arrayed optical sensors.

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